Every year the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation hosts two Rambles, which include tours of historic properties not generally open to the public in one town or city. This past weekend we attended the Fall Ramble in Augusta and visited properties dating back to the 1700s.
One of the most beautiful was Overton, built for John Milledge in 1801. A veteran of the American Revolution, he served as governor from here from 1802-1806. In 1801 he donated 600 acres that became the city of Athens and the site for the University of Georgia.
The Fall Ramble is in Newnan October 14-16.
– Jan Schroder, The Georgia 100